Rossini Le Comte Ory opera to libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson. Directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Stars Javier Camarena (Le Comte Ory), Cecilia Bartoli (La Comtesse Adèle), Rebecca Olvera (Isolier), Carlos Chausson (Le Gouverneur), Oliver Widmer (Raimbaud), Liliana Nikiteanu (Ragonde), and Teresa Sedlmair (Alice). Muhai Tang conducts the Orchestra La Scintilla and the Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich. Directed for TV by Olivier Simonnet. Released 2014. Grade: Help!
Richard Osborne with Gramophone slathers globs of praise on this production (August 2014 at page 93) and says it's the best video of this opera ever. This was when he was comparing the Decca DVD to the competition, all in DVD. Osborne didn't say a word about the qualities of our Blu-ray version. This would support my theory that Gramophone reviewers are generally too poor to buy HD TVs. But you, gentle reader, probably have a HD TV. So this Comty Ory is the one for you to get.
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